One of NAMI’s main goals is to ensure that people get help early. Since mental health conditions typically begin during childhood, adolescence or young adulthood, we have compiled essential information and resources intended to help young people get the mental health support they need.
SAMHSA’s new 988 website serves as a one-stop-shop for 988 resources. It explains what 988, the new suicide and crisis lifeline, does and provides information relevant to anyone working to strengthen suicide prevention and mental health crisis services.
This resource points to diversion—the practice of holding youth accountable without invoking legal sanctions—as one potential path to addressing these stark racial disparities.
Teen Line provides support, resources, and hope to young people through a hotline of professionally trained teen counselors, and outreach programs that de-stigmatize and normalize mental health.
This resource goes into the importance of self-care for Behavioral Healthcare Providers, and explains why making self-care a priority is essential when you work in behavioral healthcare.